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Pottery is Everything? Pottery is About People?

Michael Kline

This morning I want to share a couple of great videos.

One of the exciting things about the internet is it's interconnectedness and it's ability to share ideas. I started this brief session while making a second cup of coffee after seeing the kids to the bus stop.  A comment here led to a blog, new to me!, that led to a tweet, that led to a video, then to a second video.

Even though these videos have been around since last September, it's the first time I've run across them. Maybe you've seen one or both?




a quote from the Moggridge video, "Design is everything, Design is about people"

Can we say the same about pottery?

Here's the second video (that was auto-magically suggested to me by "the Youtube")

from the video caption, "'Is your school or workplace divided into "creatives" versus practical people?' Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few."




People sharing.

Enjoy and pass it along.


A Motif-ated Dish Towel

Michael Kline




The week ahead has a lot of painting in store, so I am thinking of motifs and pattern. I found these motifs on a dish towel that use everyday.

Also, Diana Fayt's online surface design workshop begins tomorrow and lasts for 6 weeks. Check out the Clayer web site. It's not to late to sign up!

Lot's to do and see this week, I hope you'll check in again. Thanks for reading.